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The Slandered Bride (3.119)
(418 words)

Subject: Archival Documents from the Biblical World; Akkadian Archival Documents; Courtcases; Babylon


Case law or “conditional law” is often based on actual precedent, and sometimes the provisions of Old Babylonian law, or even biblical law, seem to reflect situations encountered in court cases. A little dossier of three documents dating to the reign of Samsu-iluna (ca. 1749–1712 bce), illustrates provisions in the Laws of Hammurapi, his father and predecessor, as well as the casuistic legislation of Deuteronomy.1 In ad…

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Hallo, William W., “The Slandered Bride (3.119)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <>

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